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missile from the coastline hitting a patrol boat. but they don't have the capability to b bng down an airliner at 31,000 feet. martha. >> thanks, alex. let's get more on this from our aviation expert, steve ganyard who was also a mishap investigator and carter hamm, a former commander in mosul, iraq. steve, i want to start with you and tell us what you see as the possibilities here? >> i think, martha, there are many possibilities. a wide debris field, which suggeststs an in-flight breakup. so, a perfectly good airplane on a clear day shouldn't just fall out of the sky.
so, given russian involvement in syria, a look at what the potential terrorism angle might be. but at this point, we don't nothing definitively to lead us this path. >> the ex-wife of the pilot talked about mechanical problems. at 31,000, so rare that an airplane would come down? >> it is. it happened quickly. no distress call. the last data we had is veve quick. it's very unusual. lotstsf differentnt questions that we might not have asked six months ago. >> general hamm, what are isis' capabilities, you hard alex talk about the fact that they probably couldn't shoot something down at 31,000 feet, do you agree with that? >> i do. but the mere fact that we're talking about this and the fact that other airlines have diverted flights over the region is indicative of the
threat of capabilities that isis possesses today. >> certainly probably could put a bomb onboard if that turns out to be true? >> certainly a possibility thaha the investigatoror will explore but that's a very real concern. >> general ham, i want to make a turn here now to syria, we heard the president say this week that the u.s. is sending ground forces for the very first time into syria, 50 special operation forces, what can they do? 50 people? >> well, i think they're a couple of capabilities that everyone a small group of highly-trained u.s. personnel bring, first, they'll certainly help the kurdish and arab coalition commanders with the provision of u.s.-dearrived intelligence, that will improve their capabilities. they'll facilitate logistics.
in controlling air strikes, they'll more effectively synchronize the delivery of of kurdish and other forces on the ground. >> and do you believe that this is a real escalation, do you think we'll see more troops? we certainly did in iraq. it started with 300, now we're up to 3500. >> it's difficult to say. escalation. i think what this is, there's a need, the conditions were evaluated by commanders such as general austin and mcfaj lane to say the conditions are acceptable, certainly higher risk for american personnel on the ground. but acceptable for americans to be there to bring those added capabilities in this effort. >> steve ganyard, 50 people, but a lot more aircraft, correct? >> that's the other headline here, martha. we're essentially doubling down
as general ham said, coalition airplanes come back with ordnances because they haven't been a ae to find places on the ground. better enable air power. again the question is to what end? >> okay, thanks to you both. we now turn to 2016 and the critical meeting tonight, candidates still fuming about the questions and tone in that cnbc debate. plotting on their own without republican party officials about changes to future debates. . the republican chairman has already suspended a date on nbc. ben carson is leaeang the charge for changes. he's our exclusive g gst this momoing. butfirst's tom llamas with the latest on that meeting. >> reporter: on the trail sunday, a new round of attacks. >> the moderators were doing
candidate, all right, explain to me are you more of a ghoul or a goblin? >> i'm appall that you would begin a presidential debate with a topic like that. >> reporter: but representatives from the 2016 campaigns entering unchartered waters. their demands for debates. ending the second-tier face-offs. guarantees opening and closing statements. and consecutive moderators. but then this. >> i don't want republicans look weak that we're afraid to take questions. in many ways, i like it, you can answer any question -- >> reporter: meanwhile, jeb bush looking to move on, vowing saturday in iowa he's ready to make a comeback. >> i have enough humility to
know that i have to get better. >> reporter: next debate hosd by fox business in just nine days. >> our thanks to tom and ben carson joins us now from tennessee. good morning, dr. carson. i want to start with that evening meeting inashington with other campaigns about debates going forward, what do you want changed specifically? >> well, we have to ask ousts what is the purpose of a debate? the real purpose is to allow the voters to have an opportunity to see what's behind eachh of the candidates. at do they actually think about the various policies that are affecting the lives of everyday americans. you make that the goal that will help youdefine how the debate should go and some of the things that we have seen recently, that certainly was not the goal. >> so, what would you like changed specifically? the number of participants, the
>> i would like to see us be able to have a substantial opening statement, at least a minute, substantial c csing statement, at least a mimite. and i would like to see, you knowow tighter guidelines in terms of people, when they respond to questions, you know, some people just pretty much ignore what the time constraints are and others are careful to stay within them. i think that creates inequality. we need to tighten it up a little bit and do it more like a professional-type debate. >> what about the moderators, there's been a lot of criticism, what do you think the criteria should be? >> mod ray tors who are interested in disseminating the information about the candidates as opposed to gotcha, you did
that, what is very important right now -- we have so many incredible problems that are facing you us as a nation. we're fiscally irresponsible. we're not taking an appropriate placac in the worldn terms o o leadership. all of these things have tremendous impact. not only on us currently but on our children and grandchildren. we've got to get serious, all of us, as far as i'm concerned, these shouldn't even be partisan issues. >> dr. carson, you talk about gotcha questions, but should the candidates be challenged? by a free press. >> there's a place and time for that. but as far as i'm concerned, these debates are to h hhlight the differerees in philosophy between the candidates.
many candidates as we have now, people need to be able to find out what is the thing that distinguishes each one of us, you could spend time forever, combing back through history -- give me a break, we need to mature in the way we do these debates. >> you saw this week, the president's plan to put 50 special operation forces on the ground in syria, do you a aee with thepresident't' plan? >> i thinknk that's a move in the right direction, because we clearly need to have those special ops but certainly in terms of helping to guide what the air force is doing. i agree with that. that's only a small part of that. we need to have a much bigger plan when it comes to battling the global jihadists because
>> what is your much bigger plan for syria? let's do specifics here. >> my much bigger plan involves, you know, putin and iran, also. i mean, those are the forces that are propping up the assad regime and even though putin came in there and he said he was going to fight isis, he's really fighting the anti-assad forces. what we need to be thinking is how do we oh pose him? look at where most of the refugees are, near the turkey border. we enforce a no-fly zone. to decrease the likelihoooo of conflict in keeping the fors apart. but also, we need to be opposing him in other parts of the world. it's not just keeping his influence out of the middle
also, in his own area of the world, the balltic states. they're nervous about him. when they look at what we did with ukraine or what we didn't do, they have good reason to be nervous. we need to re-establish ourselves in that area. we need to give ukraine offensive weapons. we need to establish a missile defense system. so that we oppose him. let's keep him on the run. we need to recognize that, you know, his fuel is oil. and we need to do everything we can to develop our energy resources at an economical rate so that we keep the oil prices down, which keeps him in his little box. >> ququkly, on china the u.s. recently sentt a u.s. destroyer
china sea of those man made islands, is that enough of a statement from the u.s. towards china which claims these islands asheir own? >> well, you know, all of our friends, you know, in that whole region, i think, are very relieved to see us doing that. you know, australia also is doing that. we need to cllenge these boundaries that are not legal. >> so, is this enough sending a guided missile destroyer in? >> it's a good start. i hope we continue to do those kind of exercise and dr. carson, you say you worry about the future of our country. you compared our country to the roy man emperor, do you believe our country can fall or collapse? >> i believe our country's biggest threats come from within. from failing to address our
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out of here. [ cheers ] >> trump, 2016! stephen colbert's take on thedebate. joining us now is van jones, hugh hewitt, part of the cnn debate team, time magazine's joe klein, author of the terrific new book "charlie mike." and sara fagen. welcome, everyone. hugh the campaigns are all coming together tonight to talk about that debate, you heard what ben carson said, new moderators, opening/closing, what do you think will come of this meeting? >> if everyone says you'rerunk you better sit down, an old irish saying. .
the cnn debate i'm proud of how it went. there were some critiques. jake had a very strong control. it points to the need of a very strong moderator. all of these past debate fiasco s have been in theepublican debates. somom people want to jump in here, van? >> first of all the republicans definitely respond the same way to tough questions, they bash the media. anderson cooper went right after hillary clinton, threw fire at hillary clinton, would she say anything to get elected asked bernie sanders, if the attack ad didn't write itself. they did something remarkable, they answered the questions, how about thth? >> there's's always monday-morning ququterbacking. you got liberals that thought
cnbc was too cozy with big business. vanity fair, how cnbc lost it own gop debate. atlanta journal-constitution, the spin room consensus -- cnbc lost the debate. redstate. bc dumpster fire debate. is some of that criticism fair? >> sure, they could have omitted some of those questions. a tone in couple of them were a little harsh. but if you look at the transcript, there were a lot of very tough questions posed to those candidates. and in some cases rather than answer the question they trashed the media. there were also, a question posed to ben carson about justifying his tax proposal and he didn't answer it. a question to m mco rubio, does he like his job and heidn't
really answer it and ted cruz failed to justify why he would allow the debt ceiling to raised? >> how should the media react to this in. >> what would the republicans have if not having the media to bash? some of the questions were got gotcha questions. the fox debate the very first debate, was a real model, because those questions were substataive, they were really tough, too, the toughest thing about cnbc the moderators didn't have the backing materialo ask the se question. >> i want to move on to the actual debate and how people performed. and i want to talkbout jeb bush, no to a good week for jeb bush, he really had the burn of the night after he criticized rubio's attendance record in the senate. let's listen.
complaining about john mccain's votete record. >> okay, jeb's dead. adios amigos, says various quotes. can jeb bush recover, hugh? >> yes, it's a long time. supertuesday on march 1st. i will say this, he's b bter in long form than short form. he'll have to do more long-form interviews. >> you have this long history of people having these moments where they're down. hillary clinton was written off six weeks ago. john kerry was wandering in the vast tundra of american politics and he came back. he looked terrible, he looked like the nerd at the party trying to get along with the
cool kids and he was failing. >> he has the most money and the most ganization, he has the mostst endorsementnt and the thing that he's had that no one else has, he's been through the fire before. >> a different kind of fire? >> he's come up in the business. he's been a governor of a large state. he'll be able to weather the storm and i think he'll be stronger for it when he does. >> okay, the consensus was marco rubio took the debate. but ted cruz had a pretty darn good night, too. listen to thehe tweets. tedcruz's focusus group diles 98 with his attack on media bias. that's the highest score we've ever measured, ever. could cruz bre out in the middle of this? >> i think cruz could be one of the finalists. i think he could represent the right wing of the party, depending on what trump and
carson do and i must say, carson in this interview seemed better prepared, more in control of information, the strongest i have ever seen him. >> i agree with that. >> what happenssith ben carson? >> we're in this moment where we have a white female who's a front-runner for the democrats. we have an african-american front-runner for the republicans. ben carson bewilders most black democrats. he professionally impressive. usually politically he's the least impressive on that stage and yet, this morning, he was great. >> ben carson's people last night saidhey might not want these televised. the republicans need these televised. >> do you think nbc gets it back? >> yes, i do. >> i think chuck todd and tom brokaw will come together and have great debate.
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so, i started off asking him, who broke it? >> i think it was a joint effort. i think we have to wipe the slate clean, start over, and have more of a bottom-up approach. a number of things we need to do to get the house wororng again. to make it a more open and participatory record. >> you got the thumbs up from house conservatives who said, we'll give him a chance, go for it, paul ryan. a few early headlines when your name first emerged. drudge report, pledge your favorite. so, howw do you keep republicans unified with that kind of observation? >> i have been through so much,
we have to been too timid for too long around here. bold on taxes. we have to show people what our alternatives are. the kind ofeadership people are looking for here. >> and john boehner didn't do that. >> our p pty hasn't done it. it's not just john boehner's party. we cannot run on vague platitudes. we as republicans must offer people of this nation a better way forward and a very specific and bold agenda and that is what our members are going to unify around. >> the national review reported this week that you made a promise to the house freedom caucus youon't bring immigration legislation tohe floor while president obama is president. >> i think he's untrustworthy on this. presidents don'trite laws, congress writes laws. yes, i don't believe we should and we won't bring immigration
legislation with the president we cannot trust on this issue. if we believe and have consensus on things like that a border enforcement and interior security then that's fine. >> i want to move to 2016, i think the last time you and i talked, ittas on a a stage in kentucky and you were on the campaign trail and you were in the mdle of a debate, what do you think of the debate the other night? >> i didn't even watch it. >> i'm sure you read about it. >> i watched some clips about that. as speaker i'm going to be switzerland on this race. >> you said you're switzerland. you like to say that. would you support the republican nominee? >> yes, absolutely. >> donald trump? >> i l lked at thehetage not live but terwards. i said every one of these people would be a far better president than hillary clinton. >> you thought trump's comments
were extremely disrespectful. >> i stand by all of my previous comments. rook, i think we're having a good primary prococs. it's can that are ck. we have excellele people running for president. what really matters is not the personality but the policy. >> you were reluctant to take this job, one of your reasons was your family, you want to spend time with your family, was that the principal reason? >> look, we have 10 year-old, 12-year-old and 13-year-old. i live in wisconsin, ion't live in washington, d.c. just work here. it was really important for me to stay grounded, stay living with the people that i represent in wisconsin to be a good husband and a good dad. i was reluctant for other reasons, i never wanted to be in leadership because i really like doing policy, coming up with
way learned, i looked at this job and the disunity we had, this job can't be done like it was done. i think this job has to be done differently. it's a new day, we're starting over, we have a clean slate and we're going to go on offense. >> our thanks to speaker ryan. now, let's bring in republican presidential candidate carly fiorina, she joins us from iowa. good morning, mrs., fiorina. i want to start o o with paull ryan, is he too much o o a washington insider to change so-called business as usual in washington? >> well, we'll see. but i tnk everything you heard paul ryan say is that he intends to lead the republican caucus to providing solutions. i think that's people want.
campaign trail, people want to see results. leadership is about producing results, not about talking but producing results. one thing that i would encourage congress to do is to pass the budget, pass the act which gives congress the authority, the counterability to oversee every regulation and pass the border security bill. those are things that would be producing results, american people would see it and it would advancehe balll tremendously. >> let's talk about this cnbc debates. are you sending someone to the meetings here in washington this evening and do you think there should be changes? >> well, actually, i don't have campaign staff going to that meeting, i have campaign staff here in iowa with me and lo jestically we couldn't work it through. the rnc obviously made a decision to exclude nbc from
subsequent bates, i think that was approroiate decision. therer has to be consequences when the debate process is abused in the way cnbc did it. when you don't have aingle conservative moderator, when the moderation earns boos from the audience, i have never seen that before, where the audience booed the moderation. i hope it's a signal to the liberal media they need to be more deliberate, more balanced and more respectful. >> on your own debate performance, you go back and do you look back at your tapes and did you accomplish what you wanted to accomplish in that debate? >> el well, actually i don't go back and look at tapes and yes, i accomplished what i wanted to. i remain the most unknown or the least well-known candidate on the field in the august 6 6th
debate i wasn't even on the stage. in the september debate, i had to fight my way on to the stage. in the october debate i was in the middle of the stage. part of my objective is to introduce myself to the american people who don't yet know me. and also, most importantly to talk about why i think we need a different kind of leadership now. because the truth is, so much of what als this nation has been festering problems that have existed under republican as well as democrat presidents. >> i want to talk about one thini you said in the debate that's come under a good degree of criticism, something fact checker was cherry picked and misleading. you said 92% of the jobs lost during president barack obama was belonged to men. the starting date for assessing it and in fact that according to
these government data, more women actually were working at the end of obama's first term compared to the day he first took office. >> well, in this particular case, the fact checkers are correct. the 92% it turns out was the first three and a half years of barack obama's term. in the final six monons of his term, it approved. the media attacks the messenger. here's the message, it is factually true that women have been hit hard by progressive policies. it's factually true that 16.1% of women live below the poverty line. 3 million women have fallennto poverty. aggressive policies have been bad for women. >> mrs. fiorina, you said there
was some improvement, but you didn't say that during the debate, did you. >> martha, i just acknowledged i misspoke on that particular fact that 3 1/2 years, 92% represented the progress in 3 1 1 years. in the last six months of barack obama's first term, things got better for women. you haven't acknowledged the facts that i just laid out. 3 million women live in poverty. 16.1% of women live in poverty. the highest level in 20 years. cherry pick their own facts. >> i want to very quickly, please, talklkbout just quickly, syria and the president's plan to send 50 special operation forces there? do you agree with that. >> i do. but i think it's a bit too little too late.
can't have a successful bombing campaign unless you have special operation troops on the ground helping to direct that campaign. president obama hasn't been willinggo do that for politicic purposes. it's also true he has no strategy for syria and isis. it's also true when united states of america fails to act as he has failed to act our options are diminished. >> okay, mrs. fiorina. we're going to get together again i'm sure and talk about your strategy in syria. we really appreciate you being with us today.
the 2016 race after this. back now with more on the race to 2016 through the eyes of the political pros crunching the numbers. pollsters sizing up whether the republicans or democrats have the advantage next year and beyond. democrats stan greenberg is the author of the new book, "america ascend ascendant." and kristen sol tis anderson
>> maer jarty of amerins think we're going in the wrong direction, why are they wrong? >> when they look at what's happening to politics, the tough economy, they're right. i think they're part of a country that's going through transformations that are pretty inspiring. we're talking about economic changes that are making america ascendant. >> you're nodding your head. >> i think america's best days are ahead of her. being driven by cultural change. that has immense potential in it. lot of americans are a bit anxious about the speed of the changes that we have been seeing in the last couple of years. >> how the parties are responding to the changes and people thatt feel terrifieie you both agree that this this is a challenge to republicans, that's the mild word. >> that is the mild word, yes.
for a lot of young kids, they're excited about the idea of having things before decent realized of having government less involved in their lives. lot of young voters, they hear the word republican and they feel it stands for something of the past. i think there's really big opportunities in this election with a rather young field of republican candidates to begin saying, it's time to turn the page. >> opportunity? >> no, i don't think so. look, i think itt will be a shattering election. battling in a counterrevolution against these huge changes taking place in the country and they're trying to keep this new america from governing successfully. that will turn out ugly. it's alien ating them from the country.
>> the candidates with the hottest hands coming out of this week's debate, marco rubio and ted cruz, both in their early 40s, both cuban americans, i i that enough to crack the code? >> it's ees's just not enough to be young, you must have a message that resonates. marco rubio is making his theme a new america century. >> is that why marco rubio should scare democrats the most? >> i think he's the republican thth would do the best. we have a republican partyty can which has beenight agricultural world as a divided party. >> take the notion of a revolution, extrapolate it out, maybe the revolution is bigger than either of you are imagining and neither party can respond to it?
be right. the challenge facing the country are enormous. we're talking about income stagnation. corrupt politics. and changing it. there's no choice. you got to mitigate the excesses that are taking place in this country and the question is, how do you persist and create a movement? >> what we're seeing in the next decade of politics will involve this kind of handing off the torch to the next generation. i'll live my life dramatically different than my parents. the pace of that change has accelerated so fast i'm really optimistic and excited to see what it brings. someone who turns 18 on the eve of this next election, will be voting until the presidential election of 2076, a lot of votes. >> i can't wait untnt 2024. >> thank you both very much.
incredibly thoughtful piece, hugh, i want to start with you, you had this incredible agreement with two very different pollsters about the republican problem, so what is the gop do about it? >> stan greenberg paused. a information flows, information flows are so fast, right now people are watching this and tweeting out about van or about sara and they're changing the perception of this show in real time and that's what politics hasn't yet coped with. republicans have a great young leaders, cotten, the old man chris christie at 53. >> the process that just played out in the speaker ship, it was messy, it was young at times. but democracy produced the rest result in paul ryan a young
visionary leader for the republican party and he and others, i think, are going to help lead the republican party into thehe next several decades and out of thisifficult challenging time period. >> i think the results of their polling shows that the democrats have a huge problem aswell. the democrats are locked in to industrial-age structures, huge bureaucracy like the v.a.s and the new generation of millennials, you know, 90% of the returning veterans, all of whom volunteered in iraq and afghanistan, 90% of them say they want to continue to serve the country. >> look at the republican bench compared to the democrat bench. >> stan was optimistic about the democrats to say the least, van.
>> the democracy is on our side. if you look at younger voters, people of color on the rise, we have a potential coalition that can endure. but we don't have a bench. we decimated in 2010 and 2014. we lost senators and governors. to find a vp for a hillary clinton you'll look aong time, so i think we have been hit politically, we're helped dem graphically. >> i got to say that, i have been out with marco rubio and he talks about the economy and the future differently from any of the other candidates. democrats talk about the economy of the past, manufacturing, you know, they're against free trade, they have trouble acknowledging globalizatatn, one of rubio's great strengths here is he's one that represents the future. >> quickly. >> he's very impressive.
from our abc stations. now our sunday spotlight on amy, minnesota's first female senator is out with a new book, the senator next door. about the surprising start to her political career and breaking that glass ceiling. it was a health emergency that started amy on her path to politics, her newborn daughter in crisis. >> we thohoht she might die, we didn't know what was wrong and she literally couldn't swallow anything and they kicked us out. >> reporter: despite baby abigail's illness, forbid her mother to remain in the hospital for more than 24 hours. abigail would eventually would be okay but amy never wanted another mother to go t tough what shehad.
>> i testified what happened to me. guaranteeing new moms and babies a 48-hour hospital stay. >> reporter: that successful fight launch a public service that would take her to the u.s. senate. >> a case to be made how we uld get things done in this democracy. there's some joy left with the people that workn it. >> the first female senator from minnesota. now one of 20 women in the senate. instead of emphasizing the challenges women may face, she looks at those they have overcome. >> from my rspective, we need to do lot more on emphasizing the positive and women accomplishing things. >> we don't want to focus on women are different and special. you're saying there are some unique qualities. >> i'm saying lot of times
citizens in our country have a hard time of thinking of woman in these roles. we don't have enough women governors. we haven't had a women president. by giving the voters the fact thathese women have done these big things done the man sized jobs, i think that gives them the credibility, the belief they can actually vote for them. >> you didn't call the book the president next door, how about your ambitions? >> i love my job now and i think we're living in a t te where people are p ptty d dn on washingtgt, down on congress, and some of us just have to rise above that and get some things done and thax's what i'm doing right now. and that's why ied called it "the senator next door." >> there's a lot of people running for president right now.
have a great day. it's "the week in siouxland." >> t today on he week in siouxland"d"ttrition cuts the democraticicresidential eld in lf. martin o'malley is going t becoming the next casualty he needs to make the most of the small field. he joins me in sdio to explain deficit. > no fewer than five presidential candidates hit siouxland this week including marco rubio. are they getting set for a throw down? we'll find ou
kay henderson checks in with what's happening on the campaign ail. it all starts right now. >> from the abc 9 news studio. join us as we discuss the hot tocs happening in siouxland. with tim seaman. >> good morning and we're glad that you're with us. he let led baltimore and the state of maryland through tough times but the mission martin o'malley faces in his bid for the oval office is monumental. as the democrats regroup for the send debrate the governor is saying he's just getting stted. after getting plenty of time in the spotlight, martin o'malley got a boost of 5% support in polls in iowa. staying in the race through the iowa caucuses would be a victory all its own. and that brings us to the first guest. glad to have with us martin o'malley, candidate for the democratic nomination and for president.
governor thanks for being with us. >> thank you, good to be with you. >> some reports that some supporters are questioning whether the cign is fading at thihi point. let's gege that out o o the way. is it fading or will you be here come caucus time? >> i feel like we'veve just begun. once the first debate happened we seen a lotot of enthusiasm monk the core group of supporters. i have visited 43 of the9 unties in iowa, getting up on the changes giving the talk. we've been endorsed by almosost 80 folk as crossowa chairs, cohairs, and other leaders and that's what the caucuses demand. it's that organization. and we also stepped up and had about 100 people acrs the country that we announced yesterday. this campaign for us is just filly getting started withhe first debate and in another week we have the second debate. >> the fieldldas been cut by half, so i i reay putut you in a position t grab part of that